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Old 01-19-2015, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Theodore tried hibernating 3 nights ago now. He was cold to the touch and he was unresponsive. I immediately warmed him up. He was wobbly and disoriented for a while. Eventually I just layed by the heater and cuddled him. Once he was warm and the heater that had stopped working was fixed I put him back on his cage and like a neurotic mom checked on him every 10 minutes for the remainder of the night. He then ran on his wheel and around his cage from 3am- almost noon. It was the strangest thing

Now however I'm noticing he's barely eating or moving around much at all. What's wrong? I'm really worried and I'm. Not sure what to do.

He's 8 months old. His cage is at a safe temperature.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What exact temperature is his cage at? After a hibernation attempt many hedgehogs require higher temperatures to prevent it from happening again. You also need to make sure he isn't sick as that can trigger a hibernation attempt or be caused by one.
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His caget is between 76-80 at any given time. He's not cold when I handle him but he's not eating much of very active. I'm pretty worried.
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That could be to big of a temperature fluctuation for him. If he doesn't start eating more he's going to need to see a vet.
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